Featuring writer/performer Marga Gomez, and Son Jarocho by Tarimba. Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm.
Open Mic: Sign-up at 7:15pm / 10 slots on the list / 5 min. ea. / Featuring first-timers, veteranos, poets and musicians, under the full moon.
Host & Curator: Sandra Garcia Rivera
2857 24th Street, at Bryant
SF, CA 94110
LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
MARGA GOMEZ: Marga is the writer/performer of eleven more solo plays which have been presented in the Bay Area, Off-Broadway, nationally and internationally. HuffPost named her a 2015 “Agent of Change.” The SF Weekly named Marga one of “2016’s Artists To Watch.” She teaches solo performance online and at Brava Theater where she is a tenured artist in residence. As a stand up comedian she has appeared on LOGO’s “One Night Stand Up,” Showtime’s “Latino Laugh Festival,” Comedy Central’s “Out There” and HBO’s “Comic Relief” at the invitation of Robin Williams. Her website is margagomez.com
Latin Standards – an excerpt from Marga Gomez’s work in progress about fathers, entertainment, wealth, poverty and cafe cubano. Marga reenacts the triumphs and demons of her father, Willy Chevalier, comedian, producer, songwriter, Cafe El Pico spokesperson, and a prominent figure in the golden era of New York’s Latino culture while illuminating his impact on her life as a queer Latina performing artist. In April 2016 Latin Standards will be presented at the studio at Brava Theater, San Francisco and Hayward’s “One For All Festival.” Latin Standards will be Marga’s twelfth solo show.
TARIMBA is a collective of local Bay Area musicians who have embraced the traditional genre of Son Jarocho music. The core members of TARIMBA, Lolis García and Kyla Danysh, are experienced multi-instrumentalists and vocalists who actively perform and teach in the Bay Area music community.www.Tarimba.org
SANDRA GARCIA RIVERA – Host & Curator of Lunada, SGR has captured audiences throughout the U.S., Caribbean, and Europe as a spoken word poet, publisehd writer, vocalist and percussionist. She was a 2015 Artist-In-Residence at the Headlands Center of the Arts where she worked on a forthcoming collection of poetry. As a vocalist, she has performed and recorded with international Latin Jazz and Caribbean roots music artists and ensembles, and is currently a member of La Mixta Criolla. Based in the Bay Area, she is a teaching artist with WritersCorps and SF Jazz in San Francisco.